Wonkfest

If you haven’t check out Wonkfest before. Well you should. This year’s festival, on 25th July, in London, will be amazing. We have asked Alex from the awesome TNS band Wonk Unit to tell you all about it. This is what he has to say:

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Hi TNSrecords family! My name is Alex from the band Wonk Unit.

Once a year at the end of July we put on a crazy gig in London that we call Wonkfest. The bands that fit the criteria for this are the ones that have been important to us throughout our year of touring. The bands that put us on in the cities across the UK, the bands that have supported us, the bands with a similar ethos to the Wonk (ie folk that embrace diversity, tolerance, folk that smile and have respect for ones neighbours.).

We are looking to the future.We want the new blood. The leaders of the pack. the scene creators. The folk that get off their asses and do stuff for themselves.These are the bands that play Wonkfest.

Wonk Unit supporting Slaves

We embrace the aspect of community. We encourage everyone to bring a plate of food for a massive buffet! Everyone gets fed. Everyone meets new friends, some lucky devils get laid. It’s chilled, it’s friendly.

Bands not known in London get to play to a new fanbase who really appreciate the chance to see bands from afar. It works! These aren’t the bands you’ll see on your usual punk rock line ups. These aren’t the bands with the PR companies that you get pushed down your throat in magazines. These are THE REAL BANDS! The bands doing it in the UK right now in 2015. The bands you’ll probably see on the telly in a couple years time. PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARTY!!!!! XXXX

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So if that hasn’t convinced you, what is wrong? OK, check out this documentary from last year’s festival:

Pick up your tickets HERE and find out more on Facebook HERE.

Wonkfest

Thank You! A Quick TNSreleases Sale.

We cannot begin to fully put in to words how absolutely blown away we were with the TNS 10th Birthday celebrations. The support we received across the whole weekend was so humbling. The attendance far exceeded our wildest expectations. It was awesome. We are now starting to recover so we thought we should show some appreciation in return and help any new people to TNSrecords to check out what we do. We are going to have a quick 25% off sale on all TNS releases. We are off driving around Europe in a van with Revenge Of… from the 19th to 27th, so the sale is on until we return. We also want you to hear as many new bands as possible. So any order of 3 CDs or more will get a free TNS compilation as well.

TNS all-dayer2Taken by Pay No More Than… Photography

Anyway, before we give you more information on that, we had so much help in putting the weekend’s TNS party on we should thank everyone involved. We are inevitably going to miss someone, as this was such a collective effort and so many people got involved. For that we can only apologise, our memories aren’t what they used to be for some reason.

Mikey Wong, as usual, did an awesome job at making sure that everyone heard that the gig was happening. He was helped by all the members of the street team who help us get flyers in people’s hands across the UK. Fizzy did countless jobs making sure everything was ready, packing parcels and sorting the distro out. Sam sat on the door all day, as she has many times in the past, making life so much easier for us, as well as doing loads of little jobs that no-one sees. Both of these girls put up with lots of TNStress, so thanks loads to them. Loads of people helped run the distro during the day; thank you Tom, Laura, Col, Kathy and Dani.

All-dayer Cake

Kim made a cake. Probably the best cake the world has ever seen. We can’t get our heads around how long that would take or even how it is possible. And that is not to say Charlotte’s cake wasn’t fantastic too; both of them went way above our expectations, plus both cakes tasted amazing! Cheers to Ricky for the pizzas at the Bay Horse. Col, Mike, Mikey, and Davey helped out with some boring tasks that you wouldn’t want to wish on anyone. Dazzler and Tree stepped in at the last minute to make sure that the after show actually happened. Big Hands, Emz, Jack, Dave and Fizzy helped set everything up, carrying loads of stuff… basically lots of things that you don’t want to do when you’re hung-over. Cheers to everyone who took such amazing photographs of the bands and shared them with the world. Then we come to the video below, which was a complete surprise to us and blew our minds when we saw it for the first time on Friday. Thank you to everyone involved, you can see all their faces in the video… well apart from Scott who filmed and edited it all. Finally, to all the bands that played. Everyone gave it their all and, at the end of the day, is the reason we were all there. What a show!

And thank YOU for your support. We want to make sure that great underground music is heard by as many people as possible. If people don’t come to the gigs, buy records, spread the word, then this wouldn’t happen at all. On that note, we are having this sale. Just use the code ‘THANKYOU2014’ when you check out, between now and 27 April, to get 25% off all TNS releases.

**We are away until 27 April so orders will only be sent out when we return.**

If you are looking for other great weekends to hurt your livers at you should definitely check out 0161 Festival and Strummercamp Festival, which are both happening in May. Thanks again. See you at the Restarts gig on 14th June.

Check out Pay No More Than… Photography for more pictures of the gig.

TNS all-dayer 3Taken by Pay No More Than… Photography

The TNS All-dayer – Programme and Times

It is nearly time for the TNS All-dayer. Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April sees us celebrating ten years since the first ever TNS gig, with three awesome gigs. It is going to be a massive party so we hope that you can all make it down. To provide you with all the information you will need on the day we have put together a programme. You will get a copy on the door but we thought you might want to read it first.

So for all the information, including stage times, please click here to download the programme (pdf).

Loads of people have been asking about the after-show party. Check out the flyer below for all the information about how it will work. It is now sold out to anyone other than all-dayer ticket holders.

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Tickets are still available. You can buy them here and save yourself £3 on the day. They are E-Tickets, so you will get a code sent, which you need to bring on the day.

Here are some FAQs on the all-dayer. Let us know via our facebook page or by emailing info@tnsrecords.co.uk if you have anymore questions.

FAQ ABOUT THE TNS ALL-DAYER

I cant find the cart to buy my ticket on the site.

You need to ensure that you have set the t-shirt option to none. Unless of course you want to order the ten year pack, which includes your ticket and a t-shirt.

What do I need to bring to redeem my e-ticket?

If you can print the email with your code, please do so, but it is not essential. We will have a list with all the names and ticket codes on the door.

Whats the score with the Friday night gig?

This gig is free to everyone (regardless of whether or not you hold a ticket). However, capacity is limited and it will be on a first come, first served basis. Once we reach capacity, it is out of our hands. Holding a Sound Control ticket does not guarantee entry to the Friday gig. Once capacity is reached it is out of our hands

Whats the score with the after-show?

The first 100 ticket holders will get a pink wrist band on arrival at Sound Control. A pink wrist band gives you guaranteed entry to the after-show until 12 midnight. 50 blue wrist band holders will gain entry at 11pm (first come, first served). Further entry will be at the venues discretion. Once capacity is reached it is out of our hands. Download the information flyer here.

My e-ticket has not come

Please check your junk mail. If its not there, please email us and well resend it.

10 Year Revenge of the Psychotronic Man 7″

We have a brand new 7″ on its way from Manchester punks Revenge of the Psychotronic Man. After several widely acclaimed releases on the label, Revenge of…, who played their first gig at the first ever TNS gig, will be releasing a limited edition 7″ (with DL code) to celebrate their 10th birthday. The vinyl will be up for pre-order in a week and will be available to buy with a brand new 10 year t-shirt. They are still getting pissed, still talking shit, still dancing like idiots.

The vinyl feature two new recordings of some old classics and two awesome remixes. The two old tracks are ‘Get Pissed, Talk Shit and Dance Like An Idiot’, which has so far only been released on TNS vol.1, and ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’, which was their first ever song. We’ve also included two awesome remixes of tracks from their 2012 album, Shattered Dreams Parkway. The first is by Tim G, who records most of our material and the second by Kenny from the awesome From The Cradle To The Rave.

Pre-orders will be up in a couple of weeks but we are also including the 7″ with the 10yr All-dayer gig pack, which comes with a TNS t-shirt and more. While we are talking Revenge off…, check out their new t-shirt.

Here is what Revenge of… have to say about the release:

The first ever Revenge of the Psychotronic Man gig was on 11th April 2004. Over the past ten years we have played nearly four hundred gigs, had some amazing times, met some very good friends and shared a stage with some brilliant bands. It has been so much fun and we really appreciate all the support we’ve had over the years. It would be impossible to thank everyone, but you know who you are.

To celebrate a decade as a band, weve recorded a couple of old favourites. Get Pissed, Talk Shit, Dance Like An Idiot is a way of life as much as a song. It was originally recorded for TNS volume 1, which has been the only place it has been previously available. Rita, Sue and Bob Too was actually our first ever song and it appears on our 2005 debut album, Shitty Zombies. We played it a few times in practise and decided it was worth re-releasing for this 7.

Special mentions should go to our former band members, Dave (who was in the band when both of these tracks were originally recorded) and Liam (who played on the Shitty Zombies album). Weve also included two awesome remixes of tracks from our 2012 album, Shattered Dreams Parkway. The first is by Tim G, who records most of our material and the second by Kenny from the awesome From The Cradle To The Rave. We absolutely love both remixes.

Huge thanks as always go to Tim Bev Bevington and Phill McKie who have been on every Revenge tour and Mikey Wong who has done so much to spread the word about us.

’10 Years Of Revenge: Still Getting Pissed, Still Talking Shit and Still Dancing Like Idiots’ will be available for pre-order with immediate download from the TNSrecords webstore on the 14 Feb and will be released nationally on 14 April. 

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